MARK Twitchell is a convicted murderer serving a life sentence.
A 48-hour episode on the criminal’s case will air Saturday, June 10, 2023 on CBS.
Who is Mark Twitchell?
Mark Twitchell, 43, was born on July 4, 1979 in Edmonton, Canada.
He attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and worked as a filmmaker.
He was married to Megan Casterella from 2001 to 2005 and to Jess Twitchell from 2001 to 2005.
In 2008 he was convicted of the murder of Johnny Altinger.
According to CBS NewsPolice said Twitchell was inspired by fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan from the television series Dexter.
How was Mark Twitchell caught?
CBS News reported that Altinger’s blood was found in the trunk of Twitchell’s family car.
Subsequently, Twitchell was arrested on October 31, 2008.
Where is Mark Twitchell now?
As reported by CBCIn April 2011, Twitchell was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for beating 38-year-old Johnny Altinger “with a caning, knife and dismemberment.”
According to the outlet, Twitchell used an online dating website to trick Altinger into coming to a rented garage in south Edmonton, where he killed him.
The murder occurred on October 8, 2008.
CBC stated, “Twitchell then dismembered the body and dumped the remains into a sewer in north Edmonton.”
Twitchell is serving his sentence at Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary in Saskatchewan, Canada.
How can I watch the 48 hour episode on Mark Twitchell?
A 48-hour episode entitled “The Dexter Killer” will premiere Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 9:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. CT on CBS and will be available to stream on Paramount+.
The TV show Time schedule says of the episode: “In the mind of killer Mark Twitchell. Newly revealed letters from the man police say wanted to be like fictional serial killer Dexter.”
Contributor Troy Roberts will cover the TV special.
The 48-hour Twitter account @48 hours shared several tweets about the upcoming episode.
It was June 10th tweeted a video preview saying, “Over the course of nearly three years, dozens of letters were exchanged between a convicted murderer and an investigative journalist.”